BOD circa 2011. Pictured l-r: Jan DePaolo, John Callahan, John Fulghum,
Seth Caplan, Rich Fuller, John Godfrey, Michael Johnson, Chris Bendickson, Jack Steele, Doug Sutherland, Scott Macey,
SYSA PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
Dear SYSA Players, Parents, Coaches and all Volunteers:
Swampscott Youth Soccer Association (SYSA) is a non-profit organization dedicated
to providing inclusive soccer programs to children of all skill levels. Our
goal is to teach and develop age-appropriate soccer skills in a fun,
supportive and safe environment, to allow the sport to be played in
competitive game environments, and to encourage a love for the game.
We seek to promote social development and self-confidence of our players,
as well as sportsmanship, fair play and teamwork for all players, coaches
and parents. Ultimately, the decisions regarding how our programs are
run are based on the best interests of our players.
Our intramural teams participate in an "in
town" soccer program, while our travel teams play in the Essex County
Youth Soccer Association (ECYSA) league. Participation in the ECYSA
league requires that our travel program comply with various mandates of
ECYSA (e.g., registration dates, roster sizes, team placement, field size).
We seek to encourage and support the training of our
volunteer coaches, and to support our coaches with the tools they need to
succeed. Our coaches are bound by the SYSA Code of Conduct, and all
players, coaches, parents, spectators and volunteers are bound by the ECYSA
Zero Tolerance Policy. We encourage all interested parties to familiarize
themselves with these policies.
Many of your questions can be answered by referring to
the information on the SYSA website, but please contact the appropriate
SYSA official if you should have questions or comments about our programs.
ECYSA Zero Tolerance Policy
SYSA Coaches Code of Conduct
Swampscott Youth Soccer Association